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Sylt: The Sylt Foundation

Sylt © Goethe-Institut

Who: Autors from Subsahara Africa

Section: Literature

Duration: 2 months

The Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award (AWRA) provides a two months stay in a subsidized apartment to writers of contemporary African literature, who engage with current themes and concerns related to Africa and the African diaspora. The award is open to published writers of poetry, prose, plays and novels. Since 2016 the award is presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Sub-Saharan.

The Sylt Foundation is located on the island of Sylt off the coast of Hamburg in Germany. Its residency programme has been running for several years and offers opportunities to South African as well as international visual artists, writers, composers and film makers. The programme is managed under the directorship of literary scholar and curator Indra Wussow.

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